Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival, where YA Highway’s contributors and readers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s take on the topic.
This week’s prompt was: If you could be reincarnated as any fictional character, which would it be?
My answer to this question has nothing to do with which books I most enjoyed or which settings are the most real and descriptive. The one deciding factor here was this: On a scale of one to kids killing each other for rich adults’ amusement, how hard is this charcter’s life?
Which is why I will not be reincarnated as a character from a dystopia, fantasy (hello, serfdom, war, pestilence, and lack of plumbing), or sci-fi. I think I’ll live in a good ol’ contemporary, thank you very much. And not a Gayle Forman-type contemp, either. (As much as I’d love an Adam, I’m not willing to lose my family in a horrid car accident to get him.)
So I’m going with a book that makes me smile nonstop: Anna and the French Kiss.
There are a lot of benefits to being Anna:
- Despite the fact that her life’s not perfect throughout, it’s a heck of a lot better than being a servant girl, fighting in a war, contracting a disease, being married to an ugly, unloving husband at the age of 15, being a science experiment, living during an alien attack, or any of the other ways characters lives suck big time.
- Etienne St. Clair
- The story takes place in Paris.
- See No. 2.
Which fictional character would you like to come back as?